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Salt has proven to be an inexpensive and fast way to deal with snow and ice problems on driveways and roadways. This is due to the fact that salt lowers the freezing/melting point of water. But what does the assault of salt do to your car? Unfortunately the effect of salt can be brutal on… Read More


Now is the time of year to start or get back into good habits. Make 2016 the year you add vehicle maintenance to your list of resolutions. Preventive car and tire care will not only protect and prolong the life of your vehicle and tires, it also means safer travels for you and your passengers.… Read More


The system that sends power from your vehicle’s engine to its wheels is known as the drivetrain. When selecting a new vehicle, it is important to consider the type of drivetrain you will need to best accommodate the type of driving you do. Four-wheel drive and all-wheel drive are two great options for those who… Read More


In order for your tires to deliver the best performance, traction, and safety, they must have sufficient tread depth. Tread depth is so crucial to tire safety that US law mandates tires must have plainly visible tread wear indicator bars. Unfortunately these bars can be difficult to see until the tread is well worn and… Read More


Most newer cars are equipped with an integrated Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS). These systems use sensor technology to alert drivers when tire pressure in one of the tires goes below a predetermined level. As many drivers have observed, it is not uncommon for the TPMS light to illuminate when cold weather settles in. While… Read More


Brakes are essential to the safe performance of your vehicle. There two standard types of brake systems in today’s vehicles – drum brakes and disc brakes. Drum brake systems incorporate brake shoes that push out against a spinning brake drum that is attached to the wheel. This action slows the car by means of friction.… Read More


One of the most expensive repairs you might have to make on your vehicle also happens to be one of the most easily prevented – timing belt failure. As your vehicle gets older and accumulates miles, its timing belt wears out and becomes compromised. While timing belt replacement is a simple service to perform, if… Read More


How Often Are Oil Changes Really Necessary? High on the list of the most vital regular maintenance operations to keep your car in peak condition are oil changes. Oil changes are a cost effective service that will allow your vehicle to operate smoothly and efficiently. Frequent oil changes will also help prevent expensive repairs throughout… Read More


When replacing tires, the ideal situation is to replace all four tires at once. In some cases, however, you may run over a nail or some other type of road debris and ruin an otherwise good tire before its time. In these cases, it can make sense and be more affordable to replace tires in… Read More


While your engine may play the leading role under your hood, it relies heavily on a strong supporting cast in its power generating performance. That is why it is important to take your vehicle in for regular maintenance inspections and have components like belts and hoses checked. Not only does your engine rely on the… Read More